Leicester Cathedral - September 2014
Posted by Kate Withstandley / 18th September 2014

Leicester Cathedral - September 2014

Visit to Site - 18th September 2014

As Nicholson’s concrete slab is removed a disturbed floor layer of older ledger slabs and clay pammets is discovered below. It is decided that all the ledger slabs need to be lifted carefully, retained and recorded pending a decision what to do with them.


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The main central heating pipes are exposed, in brick ducts which thankfully prove to be free of asbestos. These turn out to run in a different configuration than anticipated following the earlier services scan so our mechanical engineers from Martin Thomas Associates (MTA) quickly redesign the routes. By the time of our visit TEAMS have successfully made the new connection for the new underfloor heating to the existing central heating pipework.